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Development Director

Company: Child Care Aware of Kansas
Date Posted: February 6, 2017


Child Care Aware® of Kansas is a statewide organization that strives to ensure that families have access to affordable, high-quality child care.  We lead projects, support trainings, and advocate for positive changes that impact the lives of children and families.  Our vision is that all communities across Kansas value and support early childhood development.  Our mission is to work to ensure that high-quality early education is available to all Kansas families and children. 

 Child Care Aware® of Kansas seeks to hire a Development Director, a new position for our organization.  The job description is shown below.  Interested applicants should submit an Email resume, cover letter and salary history to Leadell Ediger, Executive Director, The interview process is expected to begin in mid-March.  The successful candidate will reside in Kansas.



Development Director Job Description

January 2017                        


Reporting to and in partnership with the Executive Director (ED), the Development Director (Director) will spearhead fundraising efforts as Child Care Aware® of Kansas continues to grow. A new position in the organization, the Director will have the opportunity to build the development program and function.


Job Purpose

The Development Director creates and oversees the implementation of a strategic approach to fundraising including major gifts, corporate donations, individual donations, grant solicitation, and in-kind resources.


Primary Duties and Responsibilities - Development Director will perform some or all of the following duties:

Plan fund development activities

  • Collaborate with the Board of Directors and Executive Director to create a fund development plan to increase revenues to support the strategic direction of the organization
  • Implement the fund development plan in accordance with ethical fundraising principles
  • Monitor and evaluate all fundraising activities to ensure the fundraising goals are being achieved
  • Monitor trends in the state, region and community and adapt fundraising strategies as necessary


Organize fund development activities

  • Develop and manage timelines for various fundraising activities to ensure strategic plans and critical fundraising processes are carried out in a timely manner
  • Develop policies and procedures for the agency which reflects ethical fundraising practices
  • Prepare grant applications as outlined in the fund development plan to generate funds for the organization
  •  Oversee the planning and execution of special fundraising activities to generate funds for the organization as specified in the fund development plan.
  • Identify and develop corporate, community and individual prospects for the organization's fundraising priorities
  • Oversee the administration of a donor mailing list and database (Bloomerang) which respects the privacy and confidentiality of donor information
  • Coordinate in-kind donations
  • Donor correspondence
  • Manage advertising revenue


Staff fund development activities

  • Engage volunteers for special fund development projects using established volunteer management practices


Manage fund development budget

  • Develop and gain approval for an annual income and expenditure budget for the fund development program
  • Prepare regular reports on progress, budgets, receipts and expenditures related to fundraising and the management of the fund development activities
  • Monitor expenses and analyze budget reports on fund development and recommend changes as necessary


Promote the organization

  • Foster an understanding of philanthropy within the organization and board
  • Develop a comprehensive communication plan to promote the organization to its donors and maximize public awareness of the fundraising activities of the organization
  • Coordinate the design, printing and distribution of marketing and communication materials for development efforts
  • Build relationships with stakeholders to advance the mission and fundraising goals of the organization




  • BA (required), MA (preferred)
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in not-for-profit development
  • Knowledge of the Bloomerang donor database


Professional designation

  • Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) designation is preferred



  • Demonstrated excellence in organizational, managerial, and communication skills


Proficiency in the use of computer for:

  • Bloomerang donor data base
  • Microsoft Office Products



  • Team Work - Balances team and individual responsibilities; exhibits objectivity and openness to others' views; gives and welcomes feedback; contributes to building a positive team spirit; puts success of team above own interests; able to build group commitments to goals and objectives; recognizes accomplishments of other team members.
  • Diversity - Shows respect and sensitivity for cultural differences; educates others on the value of diversity
  • Judgment - Displays willingness to make decisions within scope of authority; exhibits sound and accurate judgment; supports and explains reasoning for decisions; includes appropriate people in decision-making process; makes timely decisions.
  • Innovation - Displays original thinking and creativity; meets challenges with resourcefulness; generates suggestions for improving work; develops innovative approaches and ideas; presents ideas and information in a manner that gets others' attention.


Additional Competencies for the position:

  • Dependability - Follows instructions, responds to management direction; takes responsibility for own actions; keeps commitments; commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals; completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan
  • Motivation - Sets and achieves challenging goals; demonstrates persistence and overcomes obstacles; measures self against standard of excellence; takes calculated risks to accomplish goals.
  • Professionalism - Approaches others in a tactful manner; reacts well under pressure; treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; accepts responsibility for own actions.